Celebrate Christmas

Book before 31st October and receive a complimentary glass of fizz for each guest.
If your celebration is on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday you will also benefit from our off peak venue hire rates.

Contact us on +44 (0) 1865 276905 or venueenquiries@admin.ox.ac.uk


We like to celebrate the festive season a little differently.

We understand that impeccable service, exceptional dining and unusual venues blend to create a memorable experience. With four venues and three dining and drinks packages to choose from, there is something for everyone – just let us know what you would like and we will work with you to make sure your celebration sparkles.

Our menu

For this season, our award winning chefs have pulled out the stops to offer a festive menu which places an unusual and modern twist on traditional favourites.

The festive buffet is perfect for larger groups or to graze over a drinks reception. For seated dining, select from the three course menu with a variety of delicious dishes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. If you are looking for a culinary treat, indulge in the festive banquet menu for treats such as gin-cured salmon, and dark chocolate cremeux.

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Our venues

Examination SchoolsSt Luke's ChapelOsler HouseSheldonian Theatre

The Grade II Victorian Examination Schools really delivers the wow factor. With high ceilings, panelled walls and impressive staircases, this venue is our largest and favourite for festive celebrations.

Perfect for parties, discos and dinners, we can accommodate up to 150 guests in South School for seated dining with the festive three course or banquet menus, and disco. Larger groups can enjoy both North and South Schools, using South for a buffet or dining and North to dance the night away.

Speak to us for tips on transforming the rooms with decorations to put a special touch to your evening.

The perfect atmospheric venue for smaller celebrations, St Luke’s Chapel is spacious yet intimate.

The space lends itself well to drinks receptions and seated dinners, in a variety of set ups. Choose from seated dining for up to 40 guests, or encourage guests to mingle with a festive buffet and drinks reception for 70, with space for live music.

Departmental teams of the University, smaller businesses or senior teams like to book this space for its size and unique feel.

Browse the gallery below to discover the venue.

Celebrate in 1920’s art deco style at Osler House, a spectacular and flexible venue that can be decorated and transformed.

Guests can enjoy the use of the whole venue, accommodating seated dining for up to 60 in the spacious Wing Tat Lee room, and a party in the bar and function room next door.

Larger groups of up to 220 can enjoy the Festive Buffet whilst celebrations are in full swing.

Speak to our team for more details and information.

For a truly special and memorable occasion, look no further than the stunning Sheldonian Theatre. This venue is home to many historic and famous University occasions, and has a number of famous graduates to its name.

Host up to 80 people for a special seated dining experience, with a bespoke menu created for you by our award winning chefs, and experience an evening under the fabulous painted ceiling painted by the King of England’s specially appointed painter.

Take guests up to the cupola to look out over the majestic dreaming spires of Oxford for a unique experience.

Would you like to see the venue before you book? Just let us know and we can arrange a viewing.